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Key Benefits

• dispenses automatically

• is easy to fill, measure, and clean

• is designed for use in non-HE machines

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  • protect your clothes from the damage of washing

FAQs

How do I use the Downy Ball?

Simply pour any Downy fabric conditioner up to the fill line in the bottle cap (per  instructions on the bottle), add to the Downy Ball, seal it and drop it right on top of your fabrics in your top-loader at the start of the wash. (Be sure to use only in  traditional—non-HE, or non-high-efficiency—washing machines.) The Downy Ball  time-releases  automatically so you don't have to wait around for the rinse cycle to  begin.  

Can I use the Downy Ball in my front load washing machine?

No—the Downy Ball only works in top-loading—non-HE, or non-high-efficiency—washing machines.

Dryer sheets have numerous benefits, including softening, fighting pesky static cling and adding a delightful Downy scent.




Ratings And Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Downy does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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3.41/5 (188)
63% Recommended
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New Hampshire, USA
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09/22/17

Garbage

The "old" Downy Balls from more than a decade ago were wonderful, time-saving devices of convenience. The Downy Balls being sold today, however, are an entirely different story. As so many other reviewers have pointed out, when the laundry cycle is complete, most of the time there is a substantial amount of the Downy product still left inside the Ball. If you're very, very fortunate, the ball will be sitting upright and your clothes won't be stained. If you're unlucky, however, you'll be rewashing that entire load. Save your money and skip purchasing Downy altogether. There are so many very nice products (Gain, Tide) out there now that have the little packs that go directly into your HE washer and have everything self-contained so you don't need to bother with adding fabric softener.

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Downy The Downy Team 09/29/17

We always want our Downy Ball to be convenient, and we’re sorry that was your experience. Please call us at (800) 688-7638 when you have a moment.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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08/18/17

DOWNY BALL WORKS!

I purchased one of these downy balls and it was very reasonably priced. I was reluctant at first thinking it was just some money make laundry hype propaganda but still i purchased because I'm a sucker for new products and gadgets...especially ones that are effective. I did my laundry and once all my 3 loads of laundry was done washing I was very surprised to see the laundry ball had dispensed all the softener and at the right time in the wash cycle. I read some review where the ball hadn't opened at all but mine did 3 out of 3 times 100% effectiveness my first time using. . . Also on the package it states use in a top loading washer however I used it in a front loading washer and it still worked! I would recommend to anyone who is laundry enthusiast.

I do recommend this product

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Atlanta, GA
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08/04/17

Wouldn't recommend the new ones

The old downy balls were great! The originals I had lasted well over ten years, worked well each and every time. I used to be so pleased with them because my current washer doesn't have the option of adding downy directly to the machine. The new, cheaply made newer balls are an absolute waste of money. Two broke within a month, and a third one ended up soaking up an entirely load with fabric softener, forcing me to rewash the entire load again (defeated the entire purpose). I guess I am going to have to find another alternative. I am very disappointed because they used to be phenomenal, leaving every article of clothing smelling pristine. Guess those days are gone :(

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Downy The Downy Team 08/09/17

We’re sorry to hear that was your experience with our Downy Ball, as that isn’t what we’d expect. We’d like to find out more and help. Please give us a call at (800) 688-7638.